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I found this Interesting Thing in the Morning Prayers of the Old Orthodox Prayer Book. It seems to mention a form of ritual washing of the face before prayer in the Old Believer tradition. does anyone on here now the history behind this practice or if this actually practiced.
Could you please put what languages you pray in here.
I pray mostly in Slavonic occasionally in English.
and in the past i have tried praying in Latin,Greek,Ukrainian,Macedonian,Romanian,Finnish,Swedish
What types of music do you listen to?
The Best of Mozart
The Best of Beethoven(BTW Beethoven is my favorite composer)
The Best of Tchaikovsky
Byzantine secular classical music
Byzantine Secular Classical Music, Vol.1
could you please post any miracles or similar that you have experienced here
i shall start:
1) once i was praying to the Most Holy Theotokos and i for a second a smelt a sweet smell similar to incense (might of been my imagination)
2) there is this video from MOUNT ATHOS of angels chanting...
a bit of a weird prayer request but since there are people in today's society who identify with Arian teachings i want to start this prayer thread to saint Nicholas the wonder worker (as he is well known for punching Arius)
this is how to pray the Lestovka i have found the info on the Russian internet and want to share it with you.
first three and last three steps: Alleluia Alleluia glory to thee God x3 (prostration)
the empty space after the first three and last three steps: Lord have mercy! (bow)
I bought this icon of the Theotokos at the Lithuanian market
The seller said it was from Siberia and the writing on the bottom says wonder working icon but the actual name of it is broken off. So Could any one please identify the icon
there is a Orthodox church for almost everyone (Russian Orthodox church,Polish Orthodox church, Romanian Orthodox church,church of Constantinople, Serbian Orthodox church, Bulgarian Orthodox church etc etc) but there is no Lithuanian Orthodox church! so what do you think should there be a LOC.